A Traditional Home that Floats

Imagine living aboard a small two-bedroom house, built on a floating support structure made from giant logs. That's what one couple has been doing for years on Powell Lake in Coastal British Columbia - complete with floating vegetable garden!

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This semi-traditional twenty-by-twenty foot home was built on a not so traditional frame made from lashing giant local logs together with steel cable. The first floor contains most of the living space, with two small bedrooms and a great room. The second floor is comprised completely of a sleeping loft for guests.

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Outside is a wrap around dock, a boat dock, wood shed, and vegetable garden. Power comes from primarily green sources including solar and wind, and propane used for cooking, refrigeration and lighting. See many more details, including how the whole home was constructed, at Powell River Books.

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Via Dornob.

(Images by Margy Lutz)